Monte Vista Funeral Home & Monte Vista Memorial Park
1900 E. Oakland Ave, Johnson City, TN
Clifton Lee Stipes
August 6, 1931 – June 26, 2019
Clifton Lee Stipes, age 87, of Piney Flats, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Bristol, Tennessee a son of the late James and Margaret “Mammy” Perry Stipes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, one daughter, Joyce Stipes.
Clifton was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War. During his time in service he received the following decorations and citations; Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Comb Infantry Badge, and United Nations Service Medal. He was of the Pentecostal faith, and a carpenter having worked for Tri-Cities Industrial Builders and Powell Construction. He was a member of the Piney Flats Masonic Lodge #547. He loved farming and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Texie Stipes; two children, Glenn Stipes and wife Linda, and Vickie Clark; eight grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren; one sister, Patsy Jobe; and one brother, Johnny Stipes.
The family will receive friends Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Monte Vista Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will follow at 4:00 PM with his grandson Shawn Stipes officiating and Masonic Rights to be rendered by the Piney Flats Masonic Lodge #547. A Committal Service and Interment will be held at 10:00AM Monday, July 1, 2019 at Mountain Home National Cemetery with military honors to be rendered by the Boone Dam VFW Post #4933. Pallbearers will be Glenn Stipes, Shawn Stipes, Ricky Black, Chris Blevins, Dylan Stipes, and Randall Harold.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Avalon Hospice and Pastor Lenny Smith for all their love and care shown to Mr. Stipes
Arrangements especially for Mr. Stipes and his family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.
- the late James Stipes, Father
- the late Margaret Perry Stipes, Mother
- the late Joyce Stipes, Daughter
- Texie Pearl Crumley Stipes, Wife
- Glenn Stipes, Son
- Linda Stipes, Daughter-in-law
- Vickie Clark, Daughter
- Patsy Jobe, Sister
- Johnny Stipes, Brother
- Mr. Stipes is also survived by eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
- Visitation Sunday, June 30, 2019
- Funeral Service Sunday, June 30, 2019
- Committal Service & Interment Monday, July 1, 2019
Clifton Lee Stipes
June 29, 2019
Sorry for your loss, prayers for a great Masonic brother's family.